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Center for Advanced Feminist Studies records

Identifier: uarc 140, uarc 2005-0041

Scope and Content

Collection 140 contains materials regarding a Rockefeller Foundation Grant awarded to the Center for Advanced Feminist Studies to fund various programs and workshops from 1988-1994. Other materials include correspondence, memos, curriculum and syllabi, seminar papers, administrative papers, publications and financial reports.

Collection 2005-0041 contains Ways of Reading materials including annual reports, Ford proposals, budget information, area studies, course information and readings, faculty information and publications, and Ford Foundation Annual Reports.


  • 1986-1999


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Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Historical Note

The Center for Advanced Feminist Studies (CAFS) was established at the University of Minnesota in 1983 in response to interest in the accomplishments of the University's women's studies program. CAFS "seeks to foster collaborative interdisciplinary research among feminist scholars, and to transform traditional disciplines and fields of study through the application of new data, methods, theories, and frameworks generated by feminist scholarship." The center offered graduate education in feminist method and theory, with this curriculum leading to a Ph.D. program in feminist studies within the women's studies department. In addition to graduate coursework, CAFS also offered seminars, workshops and speakers in the field of feminist studies.


22 boxes (28 linear feet)


Collection contains the records of the Center for Advanced Feminist Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Other Finding Aid Available

A finding aid with a partial contents list is available in University Archives.

Related Material in University of Minnesota Archives

Department of Women's Studies records

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Center for Advanced Feminist Studies Records, 1986-1999
Karen Spilman
August 2005
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